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with opportunity for all americans. at a time when the deficit is cut in half this allows us to meet our obligations to future generations without leaving them a mountain of debt. to the balance in congress but it also builds up on that progress with what we are calling an opportunity, growth and security initiative, that invests in our economic priorities in a smart way that is paid for with smart spending cuts and closing tax loopholes that right now only benefit the well-off and the well-connected. i will give you an example. right now the tax system provides benefits to wealthy individuals who save after they have amassed multimillion dollar retirement accounts. by closing that loophole we can help create jobs and grow the economy, and expand opportunity without adding a dime to the deficit. we know that the country that wins the race for new technologies will win new jobs so this creates 45 high-tech manufacturing hubs where universities and businesses will work for groundbreaking technology for new jobs in america. part of the reason we're here today is because education has to sta
lending that will be done. in other words, the tax will go not to reduce the deficit or debt and it will be less lending. why would we be doing that? it makes no sense. spoke with a hunt representative and i want to get your take. to 25, and you are right, 99% of taxpayers will be at 25% or less. 99% and a when i was in school. what we do that is have trade-offs. >> back to the one percent argument. does this thing stand a snowballs chance in hell passing? >> for the bank tax, i hope not, cost -- because you will have less lending. the panel that i was on, and simpson bowles, better known to the general public, we all recommended dramatic reduction rates and elimination of most exemptions, deductions, and credits. that is the only way you solve the problem. if you go at it piecemeal, whether a bank tax on mortgage interest eduction, you never get it resolved. the reality is you want to balance the budget and get the debt in line with where it ought to be. you are going to have to do very dramatic things. i am glad that conversation is starting. you are known as one of the mos
have large budget deficits, when we move out to 2018, baby boomers begin to retire if great numbees. lou: why are the republicans having a hard time remembering that it is about reducing will left of spending here? why is that difficult in that document that he put out there, in my opinion, could have come from the obama white house. >> mm-hmm, that is -- how do you curb spending overtime, that is politically unpopular there is the problem. when you talk about changing tax code, people are not go many are not going to are having happy, if they lose tax deductibility of for municipal bonds. lou: i think this document will reside to the sidelines, at the very best. lou: there is really no escaping retal. >> hunl demands to be made of federal government not too many years from now. lou: john lonski thank you, we appreciate it. >> new reports city nationwide are doing away with red light cameras. among concerns about the red lights, what they really amount to, their worth. their invasiveness, what they increase traffic accidents. usage of these cameras has fallen. by 6% since 2012. 7 st
the deficit sharply. that will end the corrupt subsidies to the coal and gas sector. >> where does this leave the eu? this is a country that if it were to become part of the eu would be bringing on a whole a lot of problems. it is effectively another grease type situation in terms of being in debt. eu'soes that leave the feeling toward ukraine knowing if they were to welcome them in, they would be taking on most -- a host of economic problems. ? one of the wings to bear in mind -- one of the things to bear in mind is that the ukraine is split between the east and west. many people in the west are pro-europe and those in the east are more pro-russia. i think we will have to wait to see what happens with the new government and whether they can forge a national unity before we can start talking about what this will mean for europe. >> thank you very much for joining us and we will continue checking in throughout the day. x and the senior fellow at the peterson institute in washington, d.c. you are looking at a live shot of the deposed ukrainian vichdent victor yanuoklo holding a press conference
differentiate as i look the key issue for me is who is dealing with a budget deficit or who is not raising interest rates. what is the critical issue for you? willdonesia for example mark itself out as different from the others. elsewhere,ine and don't be too concentrated in emerging markets. political risk is large and it is not very well-predicted by investors. do be well diversified. take some overweight and underweight positions. we tend to be overweight the small countries and underweight the largest ones. underweight the brics historically. that can be difficult when china is on a strong rally. good stead over the long term. >> what is going on in china? i come in everyday, we have the yuan on the move, we are trying to lure him the currency? there is something very interesting in the past couple of weeks in china. >> they have to squeeze the excess is out of the system and it is going to be painful. we talked about volatility earlier. we can expect that to spike up later in the year. there is going to be some headline news out of china as this credit excess is squeezed. i think the
're right, there are issues out there. i think it's more about deficit spending where they'll try to earn -- try to get janet yellen to see how far she'll go politically. greenspan a little bit more of a political animal. ben bernanke saying we'll not weigh in on that stuff and we don't know where janet yellen comes down, and saying do you know what, you need to bring down the deficits, how you do it is your problem. >> it raises questions about unemployment. that's the sticking point. that's what investors and traders want to hear from her, the whole issue of forward guidance. if you were still there, what would you recommend? how would you switch policy to get away from the 6 1/2 percent unemployment threshold? >> they've been burned. no other way to put it they've been burned on the 6.5% marker, whatever you want to call it, threshold and they'll back away from that. i would think that janet yellen would want to make maximum use of what will be a honeymoon period. i don't think that anybody is going to be going really after her hard. it's too early to do that. and there's nothing reall
loss since the bailout in 2008. 15 billion-dollar deficit for last year. he calls rbs the industry's least trusted leader, does the ceo. >> the bank. the largest bailout in europe. still owns the vast majority of the bank and is still pulling the strings. >> by the way, wire pros playing in the olympics? >> that is what the nhl is asking -- the players love it. >> the players love it and flagwavers love it, i am not fair -- sure it is fair to college athletes. >> we need to go to the ukraine. we spoke with the new leadership to read good morning. >> good morning. his name is arseniy yatsenyuk, the prime minister designate. inis about it -- to be voted as the interim prime minister of the country for the next few months. parliament is still chewing over this decision. >> how front and center is crimea to the management in kiev? >> very front and center. i was standing in the parliament here in kiev. meanwhile, in the crimea, the parliament had just been seized by a group of about 100 gunmen. i asked the prime minister about that and he said it is the first crisis he has to deal with
the nucleus to correct from deficits for tell burterrible illnesses to pt blindness in the third person providing that healthy dna. all the characteristics of what may be a person of than an illness are conveyed by the biological parents. i don't have a problem with that. if all you are donating is the healthy environment in which the traits that belong to two biological parents are to grow, that seems okay to me. stuart: it will be taking a bit further, won't it? you are getting designer babies. >> now allow anonymous and oregon donation. it deprives the offspring of knowing their biological parents. will not even consider this. donate or over him. so is a kid doesn't know who the dad or mom is. what o you need to know that for? it is the key to who you are spiritually, medically. stuart: i am with you all the way. i'm not sure i see a way of banning it and stopping it when it gets to that kind of situation. how do you stop that? i'm going to touch on one of your favorite subjects. social media apps. you are not a fan of social media, but in this case social media is organizing tyrus.
deficit issues. the need for sustainable fiscal path through the country to focus to the maximum extent possible on fiscal changes that would address the longer run issues that will be associated ratio rising debt to gdp over decades and to try to avoid doing harm to the recovery. i would take the same general position. a in the short run, there is value of additional physical stimulation in the economy that will complement what you are already doing and make it easier to withdraw the quantitative easing. is that a fair comment? >> i do think the economy is beginning to recover and we have made progress. minimum i would hope that fiscal policy would do no harm. >> one quick question. you and your predecessors have looked at the unemployment rate of 6.5% as a point of inflection if you will. one of the aspects of the labort situation is that participation is falling. that 6.5% might not actually capture the reality of the current economy. to be an adequate measure of undertakeeds to do to monetary easing. are you looking at other ways or looking beyond this unemployment rate to gauge you
would happen with the $17 trillion deficit? stuart: we have asked you this before. what are we going to do? you told us you are out there, we want to bring people together. not looking for a radical opposite to what is going on. you want to bring people together to find solutions and i know you have been out there looking. do you think it is possible to establish a consensus? is it possible to bring people together over a course of action that will take us in a different direction in the future? >> it is very possible. we need to start talking. never have a conversation with your adversary because that humanizes them and your job is to demonize the. we see a lot of that going on. that is not what we want. in the pre revolutionary days of america people need to get together with their friends and family and talk about what kind of america do you want to have? talk about who your representatives are and how did they vote. not how they said they voted but how did they vote. you need to know that because you need to talk to your 87-year-old and who hasn't voted in 20 years who may be an
, imbalances you have because of the current account deficits, you need to keep monitoring fiscal policy quite tight. you have to be a lot deeper into the upcoming fiscal year before you see contraction growth and that has to come on the back of implementation of projects, some of the economic reform issues that have been announced since may 2012. >> so i guess may is the key if we're looking for measures like this to be introduced. do you think that's going to be a turning point for the country? >> well, i think there's a few questions about will the government get enough of the mandate and therefore be able to, on the back of that, implement policies, but that remain toes be seen. so it might not be easy for some of the incumbent parties to necessarily muster the vote they need to have. but it's true, post elections, you know, in principal we should be more a possibility to get more on the petition side of these policies, let preoccupation with elections nearing, if you will. the kick start of the investment cycle, all of that cannot be turned on overnight. it takes a while before these type
loopholes as a part of a compromise approach dealing with our media and the long-term deficit challenge is. so yes the president will talk about why it's so important for democrats to advance an agenda that is focused on expanding opportunities for all. and as he has and i have as well it is certainly worth noting in the contrast, and he will again tonight with an agenda that is focused on protecting the loopholes and prerogatives of the wealthiest and the well-connected and again from expanding or protecting the opportunity for a few. >> it sounds like a campaign. when you say opportunit see oppa few yesterday you were saying the chairman proposal has had some good potential to it. >> and they rallied around it. >> the president met earlier this weekend talked about immigration reform. >> obviously the president, like all republican leaders including those running for office themselves, is engaging in political events and he will be supportive in many ways a democrat either running for the reelection or office in this cycle. in the meantime that he is principally focused on advancing an a
't have enough import to fund our consumption or enough saving to support our deficit. what are we going to do if china changes and we don't. >> but i gather that you think they're on the ascendency and we are clearly on the decline. that is the -- i will say, that was my takeaway. >> they are rebalancing their model to keep the growth and development story going and that will certainly take them to a larger scale of their economy than ours, at some point in the next five to ten years. >> gdp. >> their per capta gdp, joe, is going to be increasing, but at a much slower pace. for a long time. >> multiplied out and that's why it's bigger. >> for a long time. are we on the decline? that's the big debate in america. we continue to undersave, underinvest in people, infrastructure, and capacity. and if we don't get that together, then their ascendency will coincide with our decline. >> we've had periods like this before. >> yeah. >> i mean, you're optimistic we get it together or do you think we're the roman empire? >> no, look, i hope we get it together. what i don't see is a debate on the st
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